Re: [kenwilber-275] Conscious Capitalism

From: Troy W.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 8:11 AM
I want to apologize to the group for this remark I made. I think I was projecting, being negative, and detracting from the discussion. I am looking forward to the meetup tomorrow night and will keep myself in check. Carry on.

Thanks,
Troy 



On Nov 1, 2010, at 6:06 PM, Troy Wiley wrote:

I think I detect a bit of contradiction here. 

The subtitle for the Full Spectrum Economics book is "Toward an Inclusive and Emancipatory Social Science". And the reviewer states that the author tries to address the need for inclusiveness to all, even individuals, not just large institutions. This is from the last paragraph:   

"...opening to an economics that can foster individual and social evolution toward a set of generative values. For at heart in this discussion is the notion that an economics that addresses only large institutions and does not address the wellbeing of all is inherently a reductionist economics. To offer such an opportunity involves questioning not only values, but our assumptions about both individual and collective aspects of life on this planet."

At the price of $115 for the hardcover book ($100 for bytes and bits in the Kindle version), the author has resorted to "reductionist economics" by excluding THIS "individual" who won't be "emancipated" by buying his book any time soon. Yeah, real integral. 

Troy



On Oct 31, 2010, at 10:56 PM, Beate wrote:

Also, I came across two books, and a review for one of the books:



And a review of the Full Spectrum Economics



From: Beate <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Sun, October 31,[masked]:38:49 PM
Subject: [kenwilber-275] Conscious Capitalism -

This  is something I just came across: It seems to relate our upcoming Conscious Capitalism topic. 
Disclaimer: I have not read it in its entire length, just scanned it. It seems interesting.
Who knows, it might be Green, but who cares? :)

But the following copy might be easier to read.
There are two links in the text, that you might not want to miss: 

Beate


From: Kamran Mofid [mailto:[address removed]
Sent: October-31-10 8:58 AM
To: kamran Mofid
Subject: {Spam?} the Sorbonne and Berkeley Students' Manifesto for New Economics - 
Importance: High
 
 
 
 
Dear friends,
FYI: Student Manifesto for New EconomicsLast week, an international student movement to free the economics curriculum from its neoclassical straightjacket was launched at the University of California at Berkeley)...
 
The Sorbonne, Oxford and Cambridge and now the Berkeley
 
in 2005, in my co-authored book, Promoting the Common Good, I highlighted the fact that students are rebelling against the way economics is being taught. Please see the following passage from the book.
 
������The obviously contrived nature of neo-classical economics has begun to attract many calls for change. One of the most vocal has come from university students. This is music to my ears. It is something I would very much like to share with you.
In the spring of 2000 an interesting dichotomy between theory and reality in economics teaching appeared in France when economics students from some of the most prestigious universities, including the Sorbonne, published a petition on the internet urging fellow students to protest against the way economics was being taught. They were against the domination of rationalist theories, the marginalisation of critical and reflective thought and the use of increasingly complex mathematical models. Some argued that the drive to make economics more like physics was flawed, and that it should be wrenched back in line with its more social aspects.They called the economics they were being taught ���autistic������ divorced from reality ��� and called for a post-autistic economics that would ���rescue economics from its autistic and socially irresponsible state���.Autisme-economie, the Post- Autistic Economics (PAE) movement, was born������
 
Read the whole chapter 4:
(Pages 34-39 deals with the Sorbonne as well as the campaign by group of PhD candidates at Oxford and Cambridge universities who issued their own manifestos ���Opening Up Economics���)
 
Today the students of economics at Berkeley have started their own revolution against the dismal science of mambo jumbo. This is very significant, as now many around the world have discovered the role that neo-classical economics and economists have played in the current financial and economic meltdown. Given your own interest in this subject, I have provided you with the link to the Berkeley Students��� Manifesto for New Economics below.
The next obvious step for all those who love economics as it was, a subject of wisdom, beauty and elegance, is to come together and see how we may be able to rescue it from the ���Guilty��� ones and take it back to the fertile field on which it was born- moral philosophy amid the broader questions of human existence and meaning.
Kamran
.........................................
Kamran Mofid PhD (ECON)
Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie School of Business, 
Dalhousie University, Canada
http://sba.management.dal.ca/
 
Founder, Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative
www.gcgi.info
 
Globalisation for the Common Good, Alexandria 2011
http://www.gcgalexandria2011.info/
  
 
 





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